The Mardi Gras concluded with burning of last year's palm branches.

The Mardi Gras concluded with burning of last year’s palm branches.

 

MARDI GRAS, THE CARNIVAL CELEBRATION!  HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016. PALM BRANCHES FROM LAST PALM SUNDAY WERE COLLECTED AND BURNED IN THE FIRE FOR ASHES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY.

PEOPLE FEASTED ON RICH FOODS AND SWEETS IN ANTICIPATION OF THE RIGORS OF LENT IN ORDER TO USE UP CERTAIN FOODS THAT WERE NOT EVEN KEPT IN THE HOUSE DURING THE FAST.  COME AND JOIN US IN THE FUN AND FESTIVITIES OF THE EVENING: PRAYER AND FELLOWSHIP, FACE PAINTING, BALLOONS,  SWEET TREATS!